Battle of Britain
Battle of Britain (1969)

In this episodic, all-star film, no one star dominates the proceedings, though Sir Laurence Olivier, as flight commander Sir Hugh Dowdling, comes close. In Longest Day fashion, the film pays tribute to other nationalities instrumental in… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: September 15, 1969
DVD Release Date: May 20, 2003
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Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Succeeds in giving the general impression of a pivotal historical moment, and excels in crafting some of the most astonishing aerial-warfare sequences ever put on film. [Blu-Ray]

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An all-star ensemble cast consisting of the who's who of British films can't save the war epic from being a bore.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Surprisingly flat considering the talent involved.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Daniel Mumby
The war film is a most contentious genre. For decades theorists have locked horns to dispute its role or purpose in popular culture. Some have argued that war… More
Byron Brubaker
This picture directed by Guy Hamilton of some of the James Bond movies left me disappointed. A couple of the same men to appear about a decade later in A… More
Alex roy
Battle Of Britain is an excellent recreation of the Battle Of Britain of 1940. A superb film with terrific talent and directed by Guy Hamilton who made a name… More
Chris Browning
An overlong and very boring depiction of the events, the film doesn't fully utilize it's ensemble cast of great actors accordingly with the script and… More
Film Crazy
fantastic movie and captures the historical event that happened in 1940 britain! really fantastic movie worth a watch!
David Sayers
With an extraordinary cast Hamilton recreates the brilliant dogfights and airborne drama with great panache and even had time to include a little melodrama… More